Whispering Giants Grand Tour
FEBRUARY 15 to OCTOBER 31, 2015
Team Strange is proud to present the Whispering Giants Grand Tour!
What is a Whispering Giant? A Whispering Giant is
a giant wood carving honoring Native Americans created by the artist
Peter Wolf Toth. These giant wood carvings are in all 50 states and
parts of Canada. Each carving honors the Native Americanís who reside or
once resided in the area.
Here is the short and skinny: You will need to
research the locations of the Whispering Giants and then obtain a
picture of your rally flag and motorcycle with a Whispering Giant.
**See the photo standards section below for full
details and requirements.**
Will we tell you where the Whispering Giants are
But Wikipedia, Waymarking, The Smithsonian website,
Roadside America, Google Maps and good old fashioned sleuthing will let
you know where the Whispering Giants reside.
Entry fee: $40 for one
Entry includes: Official Rally Flag, and a
special edition sticker custom designed for the Whispering Giants Grand
Your Rally Flag and sticker mailings will
begin around February 15, and thereafter, upon sign up.
SIGN UP HERE
Your final finishing position on the Whispering Giants Grand Tour is
decided by points. Scoring on this event is as follows.
|Each Whispering Giant visited and
A photo of your rally flag and motorcycle featuring any one or more
of the following:
||Any entry/exit/limit/welcome sign for
any Native American reservation in North America.
Trust Land and Pueblo designations are acceptable in the context of
reservations but must have a sign clearly designating the name.
for 15 points)
||Peter Wolf Toth's
Studio, Edgewater, Florida.
marker or highway sign for the Trail of Tears.
for 5 points)
state flag hung from any flagpole where the flag is clearly
for 5 points)
Monumentís Park Service Sign just north of Pipestone, Minnesota.
||The Navajo Code
Talkers Monument at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, Albuquerque,
NM. (NOT AVAILABLE)
1. The Visitors Center
at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, Albuquerque, NM.
2. The Code Talker Monument near Window Rock, AZ.
National Monument sign or marker, Colorado.
||Sierra Mono Museum
sign or front of building, North Fork CA.
submissions from Alaska and Hawaii accompanied by a receipt obtained
in the local area during the dates of this GT.
||5 extra points
When documenting a Whispering Giant you
must submit the following:
A photo which includes your rally flag,
motorcycle and a Whispering Giant.
A close up photo of any commemorative
plaque associated with the Whispering Giant that is in, on, or around
the Whispering Giant.
A written account of the location of the
Whispering Giant to include the city and state. The more detail of the
location (coordinates/crossroads) the better, should your photo
documentation be unclear in any way.
Some of the Whispering Giant and bonus
locations may not be readily accessible on your motorcycle. If your
motorcycle cannot be captured in the photo, you must meet all other photo
standards except for the visual presence of your motorcycle. Be sure to
annotate the conditions that prevented motorcycle access.
Be safe and smart. If the conditions or
circumstances make capturing a photograph unsafe or will result in a
ticket or safety violation, donít take the risk. Find a safe alternative
to capture your photo or skip the opportunity.
Our judges are simple folk. If your
photo(s) is/are not clear you will not score points.
When in doubt, take several photographs.
All photos must be submitted
electronically/digitally. No print photos will be allowed without
special dispensation and for a darn good reason. All digital photos (or
links to digital photo albums) must be submitted to
on or before November 1, 2015.
FINISHING THE GRAND TOUR
To successfully complete the event, you
must have a finishing score of 30 points or more. Finishing will
get you bragging rights, an Official Whispering Giants Grand Tour
Finisher pin and
an entry into the finishers prize pool.
Riders earning a finishing score of 50
points or more will earn bragging rights, the Official Whispering Giants
Grand Tour Finisher pin, and five entries into the finishers prize pool.
Riders scoring 100 points or more will earn
bragging rights, the Official Whispering Giants Grand Tour Finisher pin,
and ten entries into the finishers prize pool.
The top finisher (based on point totals)
will receive a commemorative prize to document their amazing feat.
Whatís in the prize pool? Why, cash and
prizes of course.
Any proceeds remaining after costs and prizes will be
donated to Eddieís Road, a charitable foundation dedicated to improving
the lives of abused and neglected children.